The four-year curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering prepares our graduates to enter professional practice as an engineer or to continue their studies and earn a master's or doctoral degree. The degree program is designed to offer depth in the course material considered essential for all civil engineers along with the flexibility to select elective courses that meet students' interests and expose them to the breadth of civil engineering specialties.
We contribute to society in numerous ways, so civil engineers must master the technical aspects of our work while also learning to effectively work with a wide range of people and with professionals in many different fields. Our graduates work in planning and design, construction, research and development, operations, and maintenance. They also pursue careers in law, medicine, banking, real estate and more.
Some students choose to concentrate their elective courses within one area of civil engineering to further specialize within their chosen field of study. However, choosing a track is OPTIONAL. These are the tracks available to guide students in focusing their studies. You should refer to the appropriate Georgia Tech General Catalog or contact the Student Services Office for more information and specific course recommendations.
New in 2020, students may earn a concentration in Construction and Infrastructure Systems Engineering (CISE), an official transcript designation upon graduating with a degree in civil engineering. Students pursuing the CISE Concentration will be able to specialize their elective classes in two areas: Construction Engineering Management and Infrastructure Systems Engineering. The concentration was designed with industry partners to ensure that students graduate with desirable skills for careers in the construction industry. Click here to learn more about the CISE Concentration.